The Development of Quality Assurance Mechanism and Accreditation of Open and Distance Education in Pakistan


  • Waqar Un Nisa Faizi et al., Assistant Professor, Shaheed Banazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar



Quality Assurance, Accreditation, Distance Education


The research was conducted with the intent to analyze authorization and quality development procedure for the open Distant Education system that is adopted in Pakistan. The Higher Education Commission in Pakistan has implemented various strategies for assuring a high level of quality education is provided. One of the efforts includes reorganizing the infrastructure of the educational institutes for its proficient implementation. The research method adopted in it is of qualitative nature which constitutes of analyzing various literature and evaluating the responses of questions gathered from the 21 Heads of Department. The responses were also generated from the four public universities in which the randomly selected answers were of forty students. The responses were studied to evaluate their perception, prospection, and the difficulties they perceive are associated with the methods and services adopted for improving educational quality in Pakistan. The study suggests that the quality enhancement follows an outline which is based on the fundamentals of making students nurture on the international viewpoint, educational quality standards and ownership standards, self-determination and relations, improving the student's knowledge quality and integrating all the parties associated for the formation of an effective system.